Support & Resources
Staff and interns work directly with members and their families, together and separately, to explore resources which address current issues related to adjustment, loss, transition, housing, finances, respite and relationships, as well as future concerns through life care planning. Support is provided through group connections, individual case management, and grants.
The weekly Family Caregiver Support Group meets on Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-noon and provides a community of comfort and care for families and caregivers of people living with brain injury from trauma, tumor or stroke. This informal, welcoming group is open to all family caregivers, whether or not their family member with brain injury participates in the Community Program at the Krempels Center.
In this safe and supportive environment, family members are free to talk about social and emotional issues related to role changes, changing relationships, adjustment, intimacy, and loss, as well as practical issues including respite, resources, housing, finances and life care planning.
Financial resource assistance is available to individuals living with brain injury and their families through sliding scale member fees, resource advocacy and referral, as well as small grants. To be eligible for a grant, applicants must show financial need and participate in the Community Program or Family Caregiver Support Group. As the Krempels Center is a funder of last resort, all other funding options are explored.